Milk Chocolate Mousse

You know that saying about dinner parties where no one remembers what they had for dinner but they always remember dessert? Well two weeks ago I went to a child’s first birthday party where the grandmother made an exquisite chocolate mousse topped with chopped strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream. It was hard to forget and I’ve been browsing since for a simple recipe to make for my friends and family. So here we are, Memorial Day and I found a chocolate mousse recipe on the back of a Ghiradelli chocolate bar. The verdict? Delish! The recipe was easy to follow. The main ingredients include egg yolks, a good brand of chocolate, and heavy cream.

Ingredients:

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1, 6 oz. bar of unsweetened chocolate baking bar, chopped
  1. Heat one cup of cream in saucepan over medium heat until hot but not to a boil
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar until a pale yellow.
  3. Gradually stir half of the hot cream mixture into the egg mixture. Stir and pour back into the hot cream saucepan.
  4. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Cool for 10 minutes and stir in chocolate. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. Beat remaining 1 1/2 cups whipping cream until stiff peaks form.Β 
  6. Fold 3/4 cups of whipped cream into chocolate and gradually fold in the rest of the cream until well incorporated.
  7. To serve, pipe chocolate mousse into martini glasses or small tea cups and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream.
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